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An Introduction to Cotton Manufacturing in Clarke County, Georgia exhibit Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MSS 016.009
Level of Description


  • ca. 1981 (Creation)


  • 1.04 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Five of seven folders in a document box measuring 17.5 inches x 11.5 inches x 3 inches.



  • Abstract

    This collection contains materials that apparently accompanied an exhibit about the history of cotton manufacturing in Clarke County, Georgia.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition


  • Physical Description


  • Preferred Citation

    An Introduction to Cotton Manufacturing in Clarke County, Georgia exhibit, Small Collections, Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    Both the print and visuals materials in this subcollection at least touch upon several textile companies in Athens, Ga., including the Georgia Manufacturing Company (Whitehall), the Princeton Manufacturing Company, Star Thread Mill (Barnett Shoals), the Athens Manufacturing Company (downtown), and Bobbin Mill.

  • Scope and Contents

    The subcollection contains background reading on the topic, including copies of primary and secondary sources. It also includes seven matted photographs of Clarke County mills and equipment; Sanborn maps of cotton mills in Clarke County and a map showing the locations of these mills in Clarke County; an illustration of the powertrain of a mill showing the varied parts as they relate to each other and connect to the water wheel; and diagrams and descriptions of the following mill equipment: power looms, mules, and throstles. Many of these visual components come from newspapers but have been repurposed for exhibition.


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    Container 2 Type
    Container 2 Indicator
    13-15, 36-37